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Emily Bouchet

More choice and flexibility for HSC students in a disrupted final year of high school

Year 12 students who have had their HSC studies disrupted by COVID-19 will be able to apply to study at Western Sydney University based in part on their Year 11 results.


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Western Sydney University continues to rise in world rankings

Western Sydney University has strengthened its position in the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, rising to 251st in the world and firmly cementing its position within the top two per cent of universities worldwide.

Sandy Craze

Western grad set for Oxford and a “magic” career in chemistry

Western extends its congratulations and well-wishes to Sandy Craze – an inspirational alumnus, who is about to embark on a PhD at Oxford University.

Joshua Grashorn

Virtual student placements offer recreation and support for the elderly

Western Sydney University is working in partnership with UNITING NSW.ACT, to offer virtual recreation therapy programs for some of our community’s most vulnerable people.

Scott Bowman

Emeritus Professor Scott Bowman AO appointed new Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Western Sydney University is pleased to announce the appointment of Emeritus Professor Scott Bowman AO as its new Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor.


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New music guidelines for people with dementia

New evidence based guidelines on music for people with dementia

Researchers from the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development have published a new research paper and recommended guidelines for music use for people with dementia after a successful trial program.


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Statistical analysis weighs the risks in the fight against COVID-19

Western Sydney University researchers have used advanced statistical analysis to better understand how countries are impacted by COVID-19.




Expert opinion

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Opinion: I regret stopping breastfeeding. How do I start again?

Many women find breastfeeding difficult and stop before they planned. Some women are relieved to stop. But others regret it.


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Opinion: The Olympics strive for political neutrality. So, how will they deal with surging athlete activism?

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has long tried to insulate itself from politics in society, but wider issues have always been a part of sport - including the Olympics.




Awards and appointments

Early career researcher recognised with humanities fellowship

Western Sydney University congratulates Dr Jason Tuckwell, School of Humanities and Communications Arts, who has been awarded a fellowship from the Australian Academy of the Humanities.


Amit Arora

Western academic to guide the development of Australia’s oral health policies

Dr Amit Arora has been appointed as Co-Convenor of the Oral Health Special Interest Group (SIG) within the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA).